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So You Haven’t Had an Internship Yet…

You shouldn’t need to have a previous internship to land a future one.  Believe it or not, there are companies out there that require students to have experienced an internship before they can receive one within their walls. The whole point of an internship is to get your foot in the door and experience something [...]


Five Keys to Graduate School Success

Starting graduate school can be stressful and intimidating, whether you are just completing your undergraduate work or going back to school after a period of time in the ‘real world’. To combat this feeling of uncertainty, I have found that students are likely to be happier and more successful if they focus their efforts. Here [...]


Preparing for Fall Semester: Build Your Skills with Electives

Whether you’re working towards a bachelor’s degree in business, food management, fine arts, or anything in between, you likely have some elective credits to fill each semester. While you might think that this is a great place to drop in that easy class to lighten your load, you also may want to consider a more [...]


Goals or Resolutions? Personal or Professional? Both?

Raise your hand if you thought 2011 flashed by quicker than a blink of the eye? (For the record: both of my hands and my legs are in the air. How do I do that and still manage to type? I’m just that talented.) I felt like it was just yesterday that I was wishing [...]


No Mincing Words on Your Resume

I know that graduation and internship search season is right around the corner when I start seeing a lot of students for resume help. Even over the winter break, I’ve been busy with appointments, the majority of which have been for resumes. I’ve come to really enjoy these appointments. Resume writing is (or should be) [...]


Four Essential Job and Internship Resolutions for 2012

2012 is here. New year. New goals. New resolutions. Finding that killer internship or landing an excellent first job was probably on the list for many of you. But how do you actually get there? Here are four suggestions you can implement today to help you stand out as a candidate for that first job [...]


Guest Post on LinkedIn and Student Branding from

Personal promotion in college is extremely important. Anyone visiting this website is aware that going to college is about finding a career just as much as it is about acquiring an education. It’s a competitive world out there and to be successful it is essential to do more than just go to class and get [...]


Learn to R.E.S.T.

We have just passed the midpoint of the fall semester. Midterm exams are over, but your academic workload is still heavy.  The holidays are on the horizon and all their associated obligations.  You may still be seeking a job or internship.  Stress is starting to take its toll on you. It is a fact that [...]


Your November Branding To-Do List

Is it just me, or has this semester been flying by? I can’t believe it’s already November. And I can’t be the only one out there who realizes that November will fly by as well. Don’t let this November go to waste. Here are a few manageable things you can fit in between the holidays [...]


Career Lessons from College Homecoming

It’s Homecoming Week at my university, so I thought I would glean some career wisdom from this proud tradition. A tradition for many colleges and universities, homecoming is an event designed to welcome alumni back “home” to their alma mater. For current students, the festivities are all about school spirit. It’s about connection Homecoming is built [...]


Sometimes Nothing is Something

“I have nothing.” Those were the words my sister uttered when I asked her about what she was planning on including in her resume. Many people who decide not to work while pursuing a degree may feel the same way she did–void of any way to demonstrate the value they can add to a potential [...]


Campus Ambassador: More Than a Title

Over the summer more than 70 college students completed Corporate Internships at Hyatt properties across the United States.  Of those 70 students, 26 were selected to become Hyatt Ambassadors on their individual campuses.  These students represent our corporation and are an extension of our college recruiting team.  More and more companies are seeing the benefits [...]


Take Your Campus Job Seriously

Classes are in full swing now, and you are hopefully settling into your new weekly schedule. Classes, homework, studying, student organization stuff, work, and friends all need to fit into your life. While all are important, not all of them are always treated that way. From some of my observations, campus jobs often take the [...]


On-Campus Jobs: Student Leader Roles

In my last post, I wrote about the benefits of one specific type of on-campus job: the general office position. With training now in full swing for some of our student staff, I thought I would focus on the benefits of student leader positions on campus. What do I mean by “student leader positions?” I [...]


Making Time for Your Internship

Although I’m protesting and clinging to every ray of sunshine, soon summer will be over and we’ll all be back on campus. With the return to campus, you may be faced with the tough task of balancing classes, studying, and group projects with valuable internship hours. Recognizing the importance of carving out time for everything, I [...]

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